Remembering Phil Hughes

Cricket Community supporting ICU

Remembering Phil Hughes

We all remember the tragic circumstances surrounding the untimely death of young cricket star Phillip Hughes, who was cared for in the ICU at St Vincent’s following an on-field accident at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Phil’s passing was a shock to many and devastated the entire cricket community, including the medical team that so desperately tried to save his life. A devoted fan, Tim Helyar, felt compelled to do something to honour Phil’s memory and to support St Vincent’s Emergency Department and ICU. He collaborated with a group of mates and as a result held the inaugural Phillip Hughes Memorial Cricket Day (PHMCD) in Sydney, in February 2015.

The day consists of four sides battling it out in T20 matches with the victors taking home both the glory and the PHMCD Perpetual Trophy. The team from Macksville, Phil’s home town, make an appearance every year led by Phillip’s cousin Nino Ramunno and his brother Jason.

This brilliant community fundraiser has been a success story for more than five years and has raised funds towards the purchase of vital ICU equipment. We are forever grateful to Tim and his fellow cricketers in supporting St Vincent’s.

These grateful patients, friends and family are members of a much larger community of supporters that allow us to forge ahead in uncertain times and help us to prepare and support you in times of need.

Please join us in thanking Nino, Tim and all those involved for their contribution and the difference it makes.